JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) -- Clayton County commissioners will let residents vote in November whether to fund MARTA service in the county through a one-penny sales tax.<br />
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports ( http://on-ajc.com/1j93Kfw ) commissioners voted 3-1 to put the decision to a Nov. 4 referendum. If voters approve the tax, it would be the first expansion of the transit system beyond DeKalb and Fulton counties since MARTA began operating 42 years ago.<br />
The deal must also be approved by two of three surrounding jurisdictions, Atlanta, Fulton and DeKalb. MARTA officials said they expected that would happen.<br />
Clayton commission Chairman Jeff Turner said MARTA will begin limited bus service in March 2015 and full bus service the following year if the tax is approved. The contract doesn't set a deadline to start commuter rail service.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday after Federal Reserve policymakers voted to keep interest rates unchanged and gave no indication that a rate rise was imminent. A modest rebound in Chines...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans pressed their fight Wednesday to bar federal aid to Planned Parenthood, but likely opposition from at least one GOP senator highlighted the long odds they face to...